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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 1206: Can I be a screenwriter if I don't live in Los Angeles?

I just had this conversation with a screenwriter who doesn't live in LA tonight. Must be in the air...


In my opinion, it's probably the easiest classification to be, if you don't live in Los Angeles. Why? Because you can master your craft and build your script collection while living in a cheaper city/town, not get beaten down by the rejection that so many experience, be close to family & friends, and even have a fulfilling job as you write. You can also build mentor relationships from afar via email, phone, and/or social media.

Once you have a number of great quality scripts, and relationships that you've been nurturing, then you can plan a business trip to LA to take meetings.

The key is to never stop writing, because you always want to be current and you always want to be growing as a writer.